I am really enjoying knitting these! This pair is the first lace patterned one, a very simple design but much better than the previous socks done in knit only stitches.
I also caved and finally ordered a swift and yarn ball winder. I am quite happy with my set-up, I even enlisted my friend's 2 1/2 year old daughter to help me wind the yarn. Nothing like putting a toddler to work early in life!
I am on a good path towards my DIY holiday gift giving goals. Hope the momentum continues to roll as December gets closer.